The Allis Mansion is part of the unique historical legacy of Springfield, MA, representing one of the best examples of Second French Empire mansions in the city. The decision by Mercy Hospital to suddenly demolish the building has lacked overall transparency with the community in which it operates and has not taken into full consideration an exploration of viable alternative options to demolition. A full review of those options should take place between Mercy Hospital, the Springfield City Councilors and the community to determine if an alternative solution to demolition can be found prior to proceeding further.
Please see the following link for photos of the ongoing dismantling of the Mansion. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151163101910194.433639.241342625193&type=1
Here is a link on the background of the mansion and its historical importance: http://springfield-history.com/node/223
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